From Bukowski’s “The Genius Of The Crowd”

beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you to kill anybody not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude they will attempt to destroy anything that differs from their own
not being able to create art they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully they will believe your love incomplete and then
they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art.


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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